At the recent 2013 Seychelles Business Awards, Denis Island Private won the Seychelles Environmental Sustainability Award.
This prestigious accolade is granted each year to a Seychelles business that demonstrates exceptional environmental awareness, with particularly regard to specific environmental programs or initiatives undertaken as part its overall vision and mission.
The property piped some notable competition in the form of L’Archipel (Praslin Island), Ephelia Resort (Mahe Island) and Seychelles Breweries to take the title.
A jewel in the crown of the Seychelles isles, this little corner of the world is an ecological wonder. The island is rich with exotic flora and fauna, unspoiled beaches and lush tropical forests, all surrounded by the bottomless sea of the Indian Ocean.
The management have adopted a philosophy of sustainable integration within this pristine environment, ensuring the natural splendour of this paradisiacal isle will remains generations to come. A small farm, situated at the north end of the island, supplies fresh organic ingredients for the benefit of all on the island. Products include milk, eggs, tomatoes, lettuce, chicken, pork, and more recently, a selection of Denis-Island-made cheeses.
On Denis, environmental conservation is paramount, with initiatives aimed at preserving and promoting the rich biodiversity that abounds.
Large tracts of forest and habitat have been rehabilitated with indigenous trees, plants, and palms. Endemic bird species have been introduced as part of ongoing national efforts to increase breeding populations. Nowhere else in the world will a morning walk bring you across the Seychelles fody, magpie robin, paradise flycatcher, and Seychelles warbler, among others; giant tortoise and various species of turtle who also call Denis Island home.
“ I recall on a visit to Denis a few years back, the unbelievable delight of being able to approach and almost stroke a sea bird nesting in a tree without it being in the least bit frightened of me” remarks David Clarke, CEO of www.pureSeychelles.travel “Magical”
Marine conservation also takes its place in the rich waters around Denis, and efforts are in place to ensure the conservation of the reef flats – the essential breeding grounds of the scores of marine species that seek sanctuary in the waters of Denis and beyond.
This philosophy and the efforts of Denis Private Island Resort geared toward sustainability, will ensure that the future of the island is set to remain intact for generations to come.
To escape to Denis Island is to escape to a land preserved in time. Far flung from anywhere, the days pass by according to the rhythms set down by nature.
For a very fortunate few, there is a small non-denominational chapel situated on the fringe of tropical forests where couples can be pledge their love to each other and marry.
For more information on getting married or renewing your vows in Seychelles and on Denis Island in particular please do contact David direct for help and guidance .